Category: My books

Aarey Forest – victory for art, music and rhythm?

This week, an obscure institution known as the Aarey Dairy Development Corporation handed over 812 acres of forested land wedged between inner-city Mumbai and the hills of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) to the state forest department. If it was not the end of the battle to save Mumbai’s ‘green lung’, it may at least be the beginning of the end.

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Release the leopard!

Leopard Moon Rising, the latest book by Laurence Rose, will be released on 1 June as a paperback, on Kindle and other digital formats.

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How radical do we need to be?

Reflections on recent developments that point to some new thinking on nature.

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Lockdown Spring

In the latest in my long-read essay series, a look back to the lockdown spring of 2020, and forward to a season of renewed hope: the unique season that is the British springtime.

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Mabey@80

“To renew the living fabric of the land so that it also replenishes the spirits of its human inhabitants seems to me as close as one can come to a single expression of the aims of a total conservation policy.” Richard Mabey The Common Ground

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Back on the circuit!

It may be a virtual event, but the Kendal Mountain Literature Festival later this month is a welcome return to the festival stage after a summer of seeing appearances vanish from the diary.

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Framing Nature has landed!

Framing Nature is on its way to a bookshop near you! On this page you'll find all the information you need if you're thinking about buying it, or if you are a bookseller, reviewer or journalist.

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Extinction – who cares?

To mark the publication on Monday of Framing Nature - conservation and culture, this long-read essay compiles edited excerpts on the subject of extinction and loss

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Vulture Awareness Day

To commemorate Vulture Awareness Day and to mark the launch later this month of my next book, I am starting a new occasional series of essays. This one focuses on the vulture crisis that began in India and now threatens entire populations of vultures across Asia, Africa and Europe.

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Badger scandal

A leaked government document reveals the scale of badger culling proposed for Derbyshire, undermining the country's most successful bTB vaccination programme.

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